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Mr. Owen from Odessa TX is requesting Musical Instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Mirror Mirror on the Wall...Is My Embouchure Right?!

Help me give my students the proper tools to ensure quality learning is happening in the classroom, which includes mirrors for checking their embouchures and concert toms.

  • $1,000 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school band is made up of 250 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. Each student works incredibly hard to become a better musician every single day. We are trying to make sure they have all the equipment they need to be successful.

Our band is like a family, and their band hall is a second home to many of the students.

Whether they are beginners practicing how to sit and hold an instrument, or advanced players working on a solo, students have a wonderful time being in the ​band.

My Project

Our mirrors are used as a teaching tool for our students so they can monitor and check their own development and progress. These tools are crucial for success and understanding.

Mirrors help the student see if everything they are doing is right in order to make the best sound possible.

We have large classes and do not have enough mirrors for our students to check and make sure they are doing everything correctly. We are also in dire need of concert toms. The majority of music we want to play asks for concert toms. Having mirrors and concert toms is going to help our students grow as musicians.

Mr. Owen
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 250 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Concert Tom Set with WS860A Stand • Woodwind and Brasswind $534.99 1 $534.99
22810-0851 - Self Portrait Mirror - Single Sided • Blick Art Materials $8.02 34 $272.68

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